12 October 2007

Pumpkin Head

Yummy Spicey Pumpkin Soup

Finally made it out of the house.............
Arrive at the Farmshop to buy my Pumpkin.

You have to choose carefully, right size and shape. I do this every year. Well, Pumpkin chosen I can now buy some nice pies and guess what........more hearts....2 more to be exact and of the Twiggy kind.
They will make good Christmas grifts.

Great Farm shop, could spend hours here.
It is a dull, dull day again, but the beautiful brightly coloured pumpkins cheer me up !

Inside is full of everything lovely...........emmmmm... cannot spend too much......pay for my purchases and I am happy again. Driving home I decide what will go into this soup. I never make it the same way !

Onions, garlic, lots of.......my home grown dried chillies...two home dried bay leaves, sea salt, vegtable stock, boiling water, tomato puree, all spice and some seeds from the dried corriander pods.

Bung everyting into a big pot, and bring to the boil. Season to taste. I decided I needed to add some butter and milk. Pop into the simmering oven to finish.

Just how I like it spicey hot.

Hi everyone..........


The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Carol,
Lovely recipe for pumpkin soup, I must try it out.
In answer to your question about the cost of the cauldron, I paid £15.00 for it about four years ago. As for visiting Shropshire it is pretty much unspoiled wherever you go, but our favourite places are Church Stretton, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth. Check them out on the net and see what you think. Hope that helps.
Take care,
P.S. Am loving your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, lol, the photos took a few hours!! Jacqui would like to persue a career in phototography so this is a good experience for her as well. Love pumpkin soup, will definitely make yours when we get home next weekend! Thanks for sharing the recipie!! Have a great week! Jenn and Jacqui x

Laurie said...

What lovely pictures and the soup must be yummy!


Country Cottage Chic said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm glad you did as I've now found yours! The soup looks delicious - I love butternut soup though as it has just a bit more flavour than pumpkin.

I agree about the paper bags - I hunt high & low for paper sandwich bags for the children's lunches - everyone has plastic. The best ones I've found are from Lakeland.


I love your real pumpkin head, I really must get around to doing it next year. Your pumpkin soup looks and sounds delicious, we love our food spicy, we did have pumpkin soup for halloween but alas mine came out of a tetrapak from Sainsburys, it was very nice, but I know yours would have been a lot better. x